Mosquito Season - Protecting Yourself & Others
NEPHU has developed two infographics to show how people can protect themselves against mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.
Community and health organisations are welcome to use these infographics on their social media, newsletters and websites.
Infographic 1: How to stop mosquitoes from breeding around the home:
- Drain or tip water out of pots, plant-saucers, play equipment, and other containers.
- Remove any rubbish in the yard that collects water, such as old tyres, cans, tarpaulins or plants.
- Clean out drains and gutters so they can carry water away from your home.
- Install or repair damaged fly screens on windows, doors and vents.
Infographic 2: Ways to protect yourself from being bitten:
- Cover up - wear long, loose-fitting and light coloured clothing.
- Mozzie repellents are your best defence against mosquito bites - Apply a thin, even layer of mosquito repellent to all exposed skin, avoiding hands, eyes and mouth. For young children and babies, use a lower strength repellent (no more than 20% picaridin or DEET).
- Use mosquito nets or insect screens over beds, prams, strollers and any regularly used outdoor communal areas.
- Use ’knockdown’ fly spray, mosquito coils or plug-in repellent where you gather to sit or eat.
Infographic 1: Stop mosquitoes breeding around your home
Infographic 2: Protect yourself from mosquito bites
For more information including multilingual resources go to: Better Health Channel - Beat The Bite